Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hawaiin Goodies!

Vacation or not I'm always on the hunt for priceless junk. As many of you know, being a pack rat is simply a way of life. Here are some of the goodies I added to my nest of treasures. Above is my favorite find... Vintage Hawaiian Milk Caps. I love these! They even have palm trees on them! I thought this was a great find because I also bought them in Hilo at a great little antique shop. So these are a souvenir as well as something I can play with later.

I also found these stamps at the same shop. A little poking around online tells me that they are also from the Big Island, (which name is Hawaii actually). Apparently the "City of Refuge" at the bottom of the stamp refers to the fact that the city the park was in was originally a sactuary for tabboo-breakers and war refugees. The city is on the Kona side of the island (we didnt make it over there this time) and its called Puuhonua 0 Honaunau. It became a national park in 1961 and the stamps were issued in 1972. I think they'll make great pendant necklaces ... and look~ the shell beads I bought match them too.

Here are more shell beads that I picked up. I liked how the tiny seashells had been made into little loops of shells. Perfect for springtime and summer earrings. I also loved these seasehll pendants. I'll be showing you what I come up with soon :)

This small seashell dish was also in an antique store. I just had to have it. Its adorable and looks great on my dresser. It will always remind me of my trip to The big Island of Hawaii with my Sistah! Alexis also found the "A" pin in a secondhand shop and I can't wait to make a necklace for her out of it :)

Back on Oahu I found another vintage shop that had these great vintage pin and earrings sets. The were from an old jewelry shop that went out of business in the late 60s. The stones are pink coral and peridot and I can't wait to transform them into a necklace and earring set. :)

So there you have it.. a peek at my new found treasures! yay!
Have a great weekend!


~La Rustique Market~ said...

Thank You so much for the visit and comment on my blog. I am headed to your jewelry website! Great finds you picked up on your vacation.

I will add you to my blog list.


Alexis said...

Sistah! The magnets look great. I can't wait to see what you create with the milk caps and stamps. It's a shame we didn't pick up any souvenirs from Pahoa! ;-)